Reliability based maintenance planning of wind turbine using bond graph

Mo, J and Chan, D 2017, 'Reliability based maintenance planning of wind turbine using bond graph', Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 103-112.

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Title Reliability based maintenance planning of wind turbine using bond graph
Author(s) Mo, J
Chan, D
Year 2017
Journal name Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 103
End page 112
Total pages 10
Publisher Horizon Research Publishing
Abstract Wind power generation is an effective form of clean, renewable energy which operates both on land and offshore. The primary means of converting wind to power is by wind turbines. The issue with wind turbines is high uncertainty of operating environment resulting in low life cycle reliability. Frequent breakdown failures resulting in reactive maintenance is costly which results in downtime and loss of production. FMEA has been used in some cases to develop maintenance schedule but the effect is minimal. This paper investigates a new method of determining faults from adverse operating conditions by bond graph model and combines with the concept of failure mode and effects analysis to simulate the effects of maintenance strategies on the mean time to failure of wind turbine components. The mean time to failure data can then be used to refine the maintenance task with additional inspections and replacements that can prevent breakdown failures and maximize the utilization rate of expensive components.
Subject Manufacturing Safety and Quality
Keyword(s) Bond graph
Fault analysis
Power transmission
Reliability and maintenance
Wind turbine
DOI - identifier 10.13189/ujme.2017.050401
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